Walhalla man arraigned on window-peeping charges.

February 26, 2016

peeperLUDINGTON — Gregory Scott Malburg of 283 N. Jackpine Road, Walhalla, was arraigned today in 79th District Court on charges of disorderly conduct — prowling and window peeping — both 90 day misdemeanors — after a Feb. 23 arrest by Ludington Police Department. The 44-year-old was released on personal recognizance and a pre-trial conference was set for March 21.

Malburg apparently confessed earlier this week to a series of window peeping incidents over the last several months. He was found after LPD received a complaint Tuesday by Ludington resident Brandon Martinez. Martinez also posted a video on his Facebook page that showed the man come up to his home’s door about 7:09 a.m. Tuesday. He stated that the man stayed on the porch around 30 seconds and was “peeking in.” Martinez lives in the northeastern part of the city known as Forest Hills.

“Thanks to information supplied by individuals posting on Facebook and members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, additional information about similar activity in the neighborhood and the name of a possible suspect were brought forward,” Police Chief Mark Barnett stated in a press release.
Police officers began checking the area regularly throughout the night for individuals matching the description of the suspect.  At approximately 7:10 am Wednesday, Officer J.B. Wells located Malburg, who matched the description walking on Sherman Street, Barnett said. “After a brief discussion Officer Wells was able to confiscate a pair of binoculars and obtain a confession to a series of window peeping incidents over the last several months.  Officer Wells contacted the residents where these incidents took place and notified them of the situation.”
Malburg apparently works the night shift in the City of Ludington.  He was released pending issuance of a warrant, Barnett said.  “Officer Wells prepared the documentation and presented it to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office for warrant review of a violation of city ordinance Sec. 34-135 – window peeping.  Once a warrant is issued for this violation the suspect will be arrested and arraigned by the district court.”

 

 

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